FALSE. Cheese contains a ton of saturated fat, which typically raises unhealthy blood cholesterol levels and contributes to arterial plaque buildup. But Danish researchers found that eating cheese has a neutral effect on LDL (“bad”) and total cholesterol blood levels, possibly because of the way it’s digested by the body. The finding, however, does not give you the green light for reveling in Welsh rarebit and fondue: Cheese is loaded with calories (for instance, 114 for one tiny ounce of Cheddar).
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